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tcr ourselves physically. One cannot appreciate the real
pleasure to be shared, who has not enjoyed them, nor can he
judge of their real value. When, after a long year's confine
ment to business, a brief relaxation is offered, the time to be
filled by that which will, at the same time recreate and culti
vate, where is the man who is so devoted to the false god of
wealth that he cannot accept the opportunity and give him.
self up to a few short weeks of merriment. We, as students,
have three whole months in the heat of summer in which to
recreate and who is there among us that can say that they
are for naught. If wc need relaxation do not they also need
it, whose every hour is occupied with the monotonous and
wearisome cares of business? Could mure feel that such a
relaxation is necessary to sound minds and healthy bodies.bet
ter would it be for all. Let the business man consider that
such gatherings are for him and wc would see more force,
more health, more prosperity.
Ah! so we are. Did you say I remember now Father
Grimes said something of future prospects and he knew.
Yes, of all the kind, wise old men whose wits have been
sharpened by long years of association with noble and gifted
men, he was the kindest and wisest; and when he declared
that, despite obdurate legislatures and opposing public
sentiment, our dear old University was to become a Rome,
in an intellectual way, to all the varied and cross-purposed
people of central United States, he approached nearer the
truth than our cadets ever came to hitting the bulls-eye at
target practice, and rumor has it that, once, perhaps far back
in the forgotten past an unusually brilliant prep, succeeded
in attaining the goal of his ambition in that direction.
Delusion! Think so? But Grimes said so and Grimes ought
to know; there, see for yourself. Watch our progress and
note its trend. It is not an ordinary one; does not follow the
channels already marked out for it; nor does It wander up an
imaginative Salt Creek, hoping to get around something,
somewhere, and survive. Its progress is not of the same
genus as that of others, nor of the common stock, did I say
it before? Well, all the more emphatic Do we bring the
standard down to the level of the actual cultu-e? Not so; it is
graded high and Nebraska is to be educated up to it Per
haps, and it is certainly not improbable, we are not high
enough; but have you observed what strenuous efforts have
been made in that direction. Can we not teach science as
science should be taught, in the laboratory and field! Can we
not teach history as well as it is taught? Are not our
languages, mathematics and industrial sciences taught in the
most approved manner? You say, no? Ah, but are you
confident you are on a level with us and are therefore able to
judge us? Insulted! Your pardon, but wc were not exasper
ated, it was a pertinent question. No,to tell the truth I do not
believe that you have examined our work and therefore are
less able to judge. Come and inspect, we will treat you well,
allow you the use of our gymnasium, tennis set and foot ball;
yes, we'll explain the mysteries of our library system, if we
can induce you to come. Your verdict? Education, ivliat a
glorious field! Our cwn University! No, but are you in
HEARD IN THE HALLS.
"I know not what the truth may be,
I tell the tale as 'twas told me."
V The corn crv)p is short, but it isn't anything near so short as
J peals in this number.
The societies adjourned their meetings of the 16th on ac
count of the death of Frank Wheeler.
We did not sec Dean Smith at the Grand Mammoth Double
Uncle Tom's Cabin Entertainment last week.
The Freshman chemistry class are considerably elated over
the acquisition of anew, and withal, noted personage, as. a
It is fun to see a new student who has joined a society try
to work some old student for the same. "Truly for ways that
are dark, etc."
They say that Piatt spoiled a new pair of drill pantaloons
the other day by sitting down on a picket fence which he had
intended to leap.
They say that our janitor doesn't tell everything he knows.
Well, it is queer how much John does know, anyhow. We
always thought him a prodigy.
Ralph Piatt is the name of one of our Freshmen who was
permitted the pleasure of visiting at home last week. He re
ports an excellent visit, as a matter of course.
Our delegates to the State Convention of the Y. M. C. A.
were Messrs. Gcrwig, Shedd, lobingier. Becclier, Clark,
Schofield, Davis, Spurlock, Stuff and Crippen.
The Chinaman who sang at the Sunday school concert at
the M E. church last Sunday has been invited to join the
University choir to take the place of Everett Henry Eddy. "
Elton Fulmer has decided to be with us again, and his mag
nificeut beard can now be seen preambulating the halls. He
will graduate, if nothiug happens, with the popular class
Miss Helen Aughey of the Junior class has returned from
Wyoming, where she has been spending the summer with her
sick father. The Professor has been taken to the hot springs
C. S. Polk, '87, has been appointed librarian during the ill
ness of Miss Smith. Congratulations are in order, both to
Sig. and to the students, in securing one so well acquainted
with the details of the work.
To all parties interested or wishing to invest in the newly
invented door bell for use bv lady students occupying second
floor rooms, call on the inventors, cor. 12th and S streets, or
on H. P. Barrett, 161 1 Q Street.
The Seventh Annual State Convention of the Y. M. C. A.
met in this city Thursday. Many of the delegates are from
colleges cf the state, and for this reason the literary societies
decided to give them a reception Friday evening.
Now that story about Killen is really hard to believe. Its
so mixed something about borrowing money of his lady
friend to pay street car fare for two. Come up and explain
this matter Killen, for we don't wish to think you any worse
than you are, and we know you of old.
A letter from our friend Patterson announces that he is at
Hillsdale this year on account of the superior musical ad van
tages afforded there. He regrets the lack of a military de
partment and says that after the thorough discipline here, the
comparative disorders of their political club marching grieves
W. W. Robertson was favored by a short visit from his pa
rents last week. They came up from Ashland to see how true
the reports were thatW. W. had sent them, telling how strong
and healthy he had become since the opening of the term.
Of course he had stretched the truth, but all things consider
ed, they were well pleased to find him doing so well.